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I STOP AND TAKE HEED
I of these Stirring Values
I in Overcoats
I AND be sore to act quickly if
you wish to get a superbly
I - cutom-tailored Overcoat way be
I low actual value: In the combin
I ed assortment every size can be
I found but not every size in every
I Dbnt delay come just as soon
I as you can and take your pick.
I At $13.75 of any Overcoat bear-
ing the price of $18 or $20.
I At $18.75 choose from any Over- -
I coat marked $22.50 or $25.00.
I At $22.75 select any Overcoat
you fancy that is marked $27
I or $30.00.
At $27.75 take any Overcoat in
I stock bearing price of $35.00
I These are bonafide price reductions. Every ,
I style of medium or extreme length in single
I or double-breasted cut is in the collection.
I This may be your last chance for bargains
I like these. Don't delay coining here.
Inm Be. L
Emfl Mueller purchased a aew gold
Joseph Henggslnr retained to hie
hoaie ia 8tookviUe last 8onday evening.
Qaiteaaaaiberof the farmers on the
roato an baying cora froai their brother
farmare who have a earplue,
. Through the generoaity of one of the
natrons oa route one, the earner and
family had a fee beef rcaat for dinner
last Saaday. for which they feel very
W. T. Ernat has beea having hie share
of had lack. Last Saturday afternoon
hie yoaageat boy. Walter, was taken
aide, Saaday morning the hired man
left aad Sunday afteraooa one'of his
hast driving horses kad its leg broke.
Far the Cosy Corner.
Aa elderly man from the country,
latent oa purchasing some furniture.
proceeded to the city to put his skill
for hargalalag to the test On enter
fag aa "old cariosity" skop he found
hlauelf confronted by the proprietor.
After taralag over the stock the old
ami purchased a chair. A few days
later the purchaser returned to the
shop agala with the chair in about
half a tfoaea pieces. The proprietor
looked at them very gravely and ex
amined them all over, then suddenly
exclaimed: "Ah. my friend. I see
what Is the matter; somebody has
sitting on It!" Tit-Bits.
Platte Cinty Mingagi Record fir 1907.
The following ia the record of
ed daring the year 1907:
Moan no. amoust to. amocbt
Jmmt. a f 4MM.ee 49 $ avasMe
StmSVmaTy AtOjJimJ5H$ .Sat ? A437BvSl
, JRamTCSn .04 .... eWiyOwi !. 1i ASOwaWXB
Avril. .C TO.K&S9 43 80.48ft.7S
Smey am.a 4Hgss ey aPgOaWASw
afSJaaO Zd vJHgVJtftURr 0 9BSOJ309
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AOVBauDBar 17 na4Ms'la B 41aMaO
aWawlJar ' vJDBOiHp & atKWSawW"
m $mjm m ;S7n.u8LS
Toa will notice that March shows the biggest figarea, being the
basis of the farm year; while December ia the smallest, the result
of the money market The iacrease in mortgage indebtedness for
she year 1907, amounts to' 216809.16. Aa compared with the years
1906. aad'five years ago, 1902, the year 1907 makes a very favorable
ahowiag. Figarea for 1906 aad 1902 are aa follows:
aVaWjL aaBsaBaBaT aK nanuunflJmHB aU0Ba4VO anaBnuamm BJ!Watgal4'w
...... 3 rdeMed..4l; 785.IW.14
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CsWiVf ataUasaBaT fK maalHpJaf gUOB v9a aasaaOaman 9 aKnyC4JaV
ABaWTABaVj 9 A4iJ99m99
The following ie a record of the city mortgages lied aad releae
ad daring the year 1907: '
1 filed. anoBBtiiK
AfX ajgaaam InOnaavJO 5 97ZU-9aT
The largest month was May, with 37 filed, amoaating to S90,
817.75; whits the greatest decrease occurred ia Aagaet, being 58
i released, amoaating to
ion mty property increased by $124A83. Ia 1902 the
mertgage udehtednesa oa city property iacreased by 677,406,04,
The ehsttle saortgage record shows:
ttST. SIS alwI.M nastiacto WMJ&tM
- m wlr id, wilt to... tUfiMM
ejaV aTJaTgaanaay gsmVtaaYssftatjr "
1907 compared with
it was tied
in. .Tmt iaiaaat amoai
iUagtol68,tf.B. TaelarsaaMBt released was ia
Jaamarj. Wig f "rftm rTraml; amoaatjaa: to tUlfattf.
London in Her Glory.
Seen under the glory of a really fine
sunset. London must be one of the
most beautiful and impressive spec
tacles in the world. Toa may look up
the Thames, and see the red saa turn
ing the pall of smoke that hangs over
the shipping into a sultry crimson
cloud, and lighting the dirty water and
dingy wharves with a gleam of gold;
or see the dome of St Paul's caught
In a mist of rich colors; or the high
buildings of Bond .street standiag
clearly out against the warmly-tinged
sky; and wonder, not unreasonably,
whether any other city that ever was
built could show such a magnificent
series, of pictures as can this dingy
London of ours of an autumn evening.
Cure far Ringworms.
As a cure for ringworms this curi
ous recipe was given in the House
keeper's Guide for 1836: "Get the
coomb of a church bell, that is. the
grease which Is applied to make it
work easy, and with which the metal
forms a kind of -verdigris; mix it
with unsalted hud and apply a fresh
plaster twice a day. It is not super
stition that dictates the use of a
church bell above any otherTbut the
peculiar combination of metals em
ployed for the purpose produces a
different kind of verdigris. This
remedy was long kept a profound se
cret -and many cures effected at an
enormous charge. It has beea equal
ly efficacious as freely aad openly
farm mortgages filed and
to. ............ ......atSiSKUB
636,786.98. In 1906. the mortgage
1902. make ver
ia October, baiaggl
HOW THEY SOT
After their marriage Jack Harriett
and Mary, his wife, thought their twe
little rooms and kitchen the ante
room of heaven. It was their first
home. A year later came the baby.
aad then Jack kissed Mary and said:
"Now we're right Inatde of heaven."
And that baby! It-was a mystery to
Jack, aad there were times when ha
was almost afraid of It
Until the baby's arrival Jack had
been undisputed lord of his home and
had revelled in his comforts. The baby
Immediately changed all that Jack
had to apeak in whispers, and when
once he dropped his pipe on the fioar
Mary wouldn't apeak to him for a
whole day. Momenta came njhen Jack,
lookinc at the baby over the wife's
shoulder, would gaze, at the little mite
and wonder silently how one so small
could have the power to revolutionise
a whole household and tyrannise a
great big stonecutter.
He understood all about it one Sun
After dinner Jack made for the front
room for his siesta. He had aat there
only a few minutes when Mary,
dressed to go out came Into thecroom.
"You know. Jack. Nora'a going to be
married next week, and I want to run
down to mother's house, for to have
a look at the troosoo or oh, yoa
know her wedding dress. The baby's
asleep "and, anyway. 111 only he a
Jack had so suddenly been torn
from his dreaming that he did aot
grasp the importance of the confront
ing situation until Mary had gone
"Gee. thafa a hoToae, leaving me
herd with the baby," he exclaimed,
atariag at the door through which
Mary had escaped, aad from there,
with awe, at the crib la the coraer.
"I only hope she won't be long."
Nothing occurred to break the quiet
of the room, and Jack, congratulating
himself on his good luck, turned again
to the street But the calm always pre
cedes the storm. He was watching the
leader of the district passing oa the
other side of the avenue when a muf
fled sound brought him back to his
responsibilities and made him Jump
from" his chair. It was a false alarm.
Just a sob from dreamland, hut the
father did not know it and scented
all sorts of trouble.
With the perspiration breaking out
on his forehead, and wilting greatly
in general. Jack tiptoed across the
floor. Just aa he was within a few
inches from the crib a board creaked
loudly, and Jack, screwing up a hor
rible grimace, stood as If petrified.
But the difficult trip had been worth
while. It was the first time that the
father had such a chance for a close
and undisturbed view of his baby. He
stood and stared aad studied every
detail of the little thing.
Then, as he stood there, a great
longing came over him to touch, to
feel his baby, his very own flesh and
blood; but .he was embarrassed,
afraid, and just clasped and unclasped
his big hands. He wanted to do it so
much, but before he could muster his
courage the baby awakened, opened
her eyes, and. feeling strong and
healthy, started In on lung exercise.
But Jack feared fits and convulsions
aad was almost paralysed with fright
"Me. oh my. what'U I do now and
but maybe she can't yell, eh?" he mar
mured, not knowing what to do.
He gently shook the crib and begged
the baby to be quiet but she only
yelled more lustily.
'"What'll I do oh what'U I do
and why couldn't Mary be here now?
"She wants to be picked up." he
said, wondering at her marvelous cun
ning. "Now. I wonder I wonder If I
If I couldn't try it Just for this
While he strained himself for an
effort which would have sent one ot
his heavy stones spinning, he did so
only from nervousness. But when the
big fists touched the little elf there
was a tenderness In them which made
the baby gase with wonder. She quick
ly snuggled herself into his big arms,
and then the two, for the first time,
took a good took at one another.-aad
But the sandman was still hovering
near and the tiny lids were heavy
with aleep, Jack, "Jiggling her," walked
up and down without tiring. He knew
no lullabies, none had been sung for
him at his cradle, and as he walked
he composed his owe impromptu
"And the fairies came down from
For to "g my sweet colleen "to
And they and they um-ta rah,
Whether ia minor or major, it must
have been in the right key and with
the proper lilt for the baby fell aouad
ly asleep and did not even waken
when Jack put her back into the crib
Then he went to his window aad
, lighted his pipe again, and there Mary
found him when she returned.
'Tin sorry I've been so long," she
began to apologise, expectiag to be
scolded, "but you know how it is when
a tot o' women get together and get
"Don't say another word, Mary, my
dear," Jack assured her, and she could
scarcely believe her ears. "We did
n't feel the time passing we got ac
And Mary wondered nil the rest of
the day why Jack kept smiling to him
In the midst of exposure, accideats,
and the geaerarcrookedaess of human
nature, it la a relief to tarn to such
items ef contemporary history aa the
mention of the famous Ida Lewis, who
bis kept a lighthouse St yean, and
saved nearly a score of Uvea. In the
straggle for aalfish gala of which the
dally life of the world seems mainly,
made up, it restores one's faith kt the
good In ham a aatare to note a life
like this devoted, at the coat af
aonal .sacrifice, te the savmg aad.
IMNMIM IT WAtf QtHTS AM
"Ok, dear!" wailed Mrs. Germey, "I
told you hot' to drop, the ice la baa
pitcher like that! I know you've
broken It!" '
Mr. Germey gave her a look that
said: "New. yoa ahat up, will your
emptied the pitcher aad held it up to
the Mght As he squinted to the Jag
Mm. Gormey tried to do the same.
They struggled' la aUeace, each head
pushing, against the. other, bat Mr.
Gormey stood his groaad so .well that
Mrs. Gormey desisted at last and went
back to her chair.
"Well." she aaked. Impatiently, "did
It knock a little hole la It?"
Mr. Gormey'a face was hidden by
the pitcher, but his ears took upon
themselves an .expression which he
tokened that here was a maa looking
at something so Interesting that It
was aa good 'as a play.
"Ah!" said Mr. Gormey. withdraw
lag hie face from the mouth of the
He put it dowa on the table (the
Jug. not his face), bat Just aa Mrs.
Gormey reached over for it he picked
it up agala aad took aaother long, sat
"My lovely pitcher!" wailed Mrs.
Gormley. "It's always the way when
I have anything I Uke. Toa seem to
do It on purpose."
"Yes," whispered Mr. Gormey to
himself, aad speaUag into the Jug. "I
can mend it Tea."
He replaced It oa the table. Madly
allowed his wife to saatch it ap aad
apply .it to her eye and listened to
her Jameatatloa with .the smile of
"Tea," he repeated to himself, T
caa mead it Now let me see. A
bit of putty would stop the' hole, hut
wait! Is putty poisonous? What Is
putty made of?"
"Chalk and- Hnaeed oil," sighed
Mrs. Gormey into the pitcher.
Giving her aa appropriate look,
Mr. Gormey went to his tool chest
found n bit of putty, and brought It to
He weighed it In his baud, saying
Jadtcially: -"There's a lot of white
lead la It from the heft of it that's
sure." He broke off a small piece
aad scrutialzed it carefully, ralsiag
his head at last to say: "Get me the
magnifying glass." Mrs. Gormey
fetching him the Instrument In ques
tion, he made a lengthy microscopic
examinatioa of .the putty.
"I'm sure it's chalk aad" began
Chalk and fiddlesticks!" said Mr.
Gormey. "If it isn't half white lead
I'll eat It Wait till I get the diction
ary; that wiU tell."
He went to the dictionary and
turned ..triumphaatly to putty.
"A plastic aubstance." he read, "dry
lag hard on exposure to the air: much
used for holding glass la window
He looked up "glass," "glasiera,"
"wiadowa," "panes" and "plastic." aad
then he pat the patty under the mag
alfyiag glass agala. Inspired by this
he looked ap "lead," "white lead." "red
lead," "metals." "pulverised" and "ful
lers earth." --
"Where's that old book oa chemis
try?" he auddealy asked.
After half aa hour's search they
found it at the back of one of the
book-shelves, aad Mr. Gormey pol
ished his spectacles and began to
search, the book.
First of all he turned to the chap
ter oa lead, and with a proud took at
Mrs. Gormey he read aloud: "Lead
compounds are poisonous, producing
saturnine coHc or even paralysis."
"Tea," said Mrs. Gormey. "I know
it's poisonous, hut la putty made of
"O. of coarse," said Mr. Gormey.
"Ton know It'a poisonous. O, yes!
Toa know everything, don't you?" and
waiting, not for her impassioned de
fease, he pored over acetate of lead,
oxyacetate of lead, nitrate of lead.
Iodide of lead, oleate of lead aad other
kinds of lead more than n vigorous
maa could aaake a stick at
"Lead aad tla make solder," he read
"Tee, I know they do. hat"
Mr. Gormey made a slbilaat sound
of rich deriatoa aad after OThnustiac
the chapter oa lead he cried aloud:
"What a fool I am!" aad heedlag not
Mra. Germey's look of unfeigned ap
proval, he turned to the bookcase and
took down volume PHYPZO of the en
cyclopedia. An hour later Mr. Gormey had
every volame ef the encyclopedia oa
the table but one, and that eae was
the maps, and his temper waa so short
that Mra. Gormey had long since
ceased her remarks.
"Ah. here it ia!" he cried at last
"Patty is made of" He paused,
picked up the pitcher aad the Mt of
putty aad begaa stopping the hole.
"Well, what la it made of?" laatsted
"Chalk and ttaseed foil," aaappad
Mr. Gormey. "Shut up!"
The Quality ef Sympathy.
There is, I think, no man that appre
hends his owa miseries less thaa my
self, aad no man that so nearly appre
hends unother'a. I could lose aa arm
without a tear, and with few groans,
methinks, he .quartered lato pieces;
yet I caa weep moat seriously at a
play, and receive with true passioa the
counterfeit grief of those known and
professed Impostures. It aot the
tears of oar own eyea only, rat of our
friends also, that do' exhaust the cur
rent of our sorrows. Sir Thomaa
Where the Shoe Pinched.
"If they don't quit making that
child cry." sighed the flat dweller as
his sobs echoed pitifuUy through the
court "I an going to apply to the
board of health aad have It stopped.
There's a limit to everything." "Why
the hoard ef health?" asked her friend.
"I should think yoa would apply to
the Society for the Prevention ef
Cruelty to Children." "I am net
thinking so much of bias," acknowl
edged the flat dweller contritely, "as 1
am of say own health Hie
iin n mm n mi n , i n n i ruf.ii.
500 Head of Horses 500 1
Friday and Saturday,
JANUARY 24th and 25th, 1908
At the Green Front Commutjion Sale Stable in Golumbos, I ad
vise the farmers of Platte and adjoininr counties to bring to this
sale every horse they can spars. I will have buyers here Jrom all
over the world. The last sale I had I sold 425 head of horses, and
not one was rejected, because I sell them just the way they are.
I had buyers who bought three car loads of horses. Just to
give you an idea who the buyers were I will mention M. Newgaas
&Son, ofCcago, thebismstcoiiimission firm in the world; Mr.
John Gould of Chicago; Mr. Beube Gestus, of Philadelphia; Mr.
Frank Sweet of St. Joe; Mr. Ruck of Kansas City; Mr.Kelley, Mr.
Slattery, Mr. Adams, and three buyers from St Louis. Now gen
tlemen, this will give yoa an idea. If any of you have a load of
horses, ship them to the right place and get your money.
I advise anv shinner who has a load of horses on hand to shin i
T them to this sale and guarantee that he will make money. My r
T guarantee is as good as U. S. bonds. All shippers who had horses t
X at my last saie mane
Farmers, if you have any kind oi horses, enter them at my
sale. I have buyers lor every type of horse. I would advise you
not to sell them on the street. Bring them to the sale because you
will have to pay commission just the same, and they will bring
Sou more money at auction than at private sale. Ton must enter
tie horses three days before the sale, so that I can put them iat
good places. My commission basis is $3 per head, and I think it
( well worth it when you get from $20 to $25 more than you ex-
I have received letters from shippers who will be here tor my
next sale, and I will say they are well known all over the world.
Have been shipping lor years.
Tom Branigan wjll have 40 head of as good horses as Colum
bus ever saw, fit for farm trade and the eastern market. Hoops 4k
Blaine of Schuyler will have 40 horses, fit for any market in the
world to ship. Scott k Baker will have 40 horses as good as grows.
Joe Gubser of Osceola will have the best 40 horses that were ever
offered for sale on the market. Jim Howell of Albion, Neb., will
have 40 horses, among them 20 good mares fit lor farm use and 20
horses for eastern markets. Fred Culver of Albion, will have 40
of the best southern horses on the market.
IL SCUT, Proprietor
CoL W. I. Blain, Auctioneer
t f 1 1 f f I I'M' fiflfftt -H"M-1 1 f f i f !
COUNTRY FOR LIGHT SLEEPERS.
Haa Ne Oemeatic Animals te
Dleairh the Slumherer.
The Japanese college girl had heea
uaahle to sleep because a dog had
howled all alght beaeath her window.
"Now. In Japan." she said, "such a
trouble would never happen. We have no
animal pets there; we don't even hare
useful domestic animals, such as cows,
sheep and pigs. If the Japanese kept
for his pleasure a dog and cat. aad
then suffered these animals to spend
the night out of doors, spoillag the
neighbors' rest with their uproar
well. I don't know what punishment
we'd give him. but It would be some
what lingering. I fancy, with boiling
oil on It. We hare no domestic ani
mals. To dogs aad cats we prefer
chlldrea. Sheep we don't require, for
we eat ao mutton, and our clothes are
made of silk and of cotton instead of
wooL Mules aad donkeys we don't
need, because men do our hauling,
rfge. with their 11th. are unknown to
us you couldn't persuade a Japanese
to eat pork. We do keep ealekeas. It
is true, hut they are always kept far
away from aay dwelliag house. Oa
this account Japaa haa alghu of per
fect quietude. It ia the best place
on earth for sleepier."
WOUND WATCH WRONO WAY.
The Stacy ef a Left-Handed Weman
aad Her Timepiece.
doa't deserve to
watches." recently remarked a Jewel-
don't know how te take
A woman bought a
ly arm recently aad I
gave her strict nutructioas te what
nvery M heara aad always at the
The Largest in
more money man mey
ie hour aa nearly as possible. Two
days later she came hack with it and
said It had stopped. Well. I found it
had'rua dowa. I told her. hut she
Insisted she had wouad it. Two or
three days later she came hack with
the same eomplalat. aad agala I tried
to Impress her with the necessity for
winding It Agala she laststed she
had done so aad went nway miffed.
The third time she came 1 asked ker
to show me how. she had wouad IL
Then I made a pejcullar discovery. The
woman was left-handed, and in at
tempting to wind the watch she had
beea winding it the wrong way. I've
had peculiar experiences with cus
tomers, but that beats all."
saver en Elk River.
"The Impression that the beaver la
almost extinct in this country Is a
mistake." said George H. Hower. of
Vaacouver. B. C. "On the Elk rrer.
n tributary of the Fraser. In my own
province, there are thia seasoa thou
sands of these little aalmala. whose
far Is so valuable, building their win
ter quartera. The Elk river haa al
waya heea a favorite spot for the
beaver, hut thia year the Inluz haa
heea ao marked that even the moat
experienced trapper cannot tell
whence they came. There are aew a
large number ef trappers oa the river
eagaged la catching them aa fast as
possible. Most of the skins are shipped
to San Fraactoco. while some go te
Montreal aad Toronto. From these
cities they will go to othera la all
narta of thia country aad Earepa."
DIMs)Sffls)f 41 Vlvfffvia
Not eae person hi a
the slightest notion of hew
er nieces there are la a
Is a list of them: Back. S
naltv S eaeaa aad hlaaka. S:
11 i;n tin
' r nj
If KM M 1 f Mill?'
slee-llalags. IS; bar. 1; pa i Unas. 24;
neck. 1; tager-board. 1; ant, 1; bridge,
1; string fer tall-beard. 1; guard for
string. 1; soaadfuat. 1; strings. 4:
pegs. 4; total, St pieces. Three ktedo
at wood are used msple, pine aad
ebony. Maple la used for the hack,
the Beck, the side-pieces aad the
bridge. Pine maaed for the bally, tho
bar, the colas and Mocks, the side
llalags and the sound-peat. Eboay la
used for the lager-board, the tail
board, the nut. the guard for string:
of tail-board, the pegs and the hattaa
SdaflMfwSJ ffl f itwlSj
la hie desire to m t
the darky of t.e south frequently al
lows his ideaa to become a trine con
fused, aa well aa confusing. A hand
bill nnnouacing n "colored pieaic" to
he held fat a grove near Mobile waa
once freely circulated. After varioue
tldag announcements caacernuc
the delights ia store for tho partakers
ia this entertainment, tho bill con
cluded with the foUowia perplexing
aotlce, printed In italics: ."Good be
havior mill be strictly aad'reservedly
enjoined upon all present, aad noth
ing will be left undone which will tend
i mar the pleasure of tho
Opaosttloa to the
wd aa alternant which shows that
that are two aides to this aa to every
other question. Attention m called
to the met that wore tho uraetieo of.
that a? a hard or a girt
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